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(CNN)There’s an official term for that! Merriam-Webster has added “second gentleman” to describe VP Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff’s role.

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Coronavirus A new coronavirus variant first found in South Africa has now been detected in more than 30 countries, including the US. Another variant, first found in Brazil, has showed up in Minnesota. While all these variants aren’t necessarily surprising, a few of them have scientists worried because they seem to be more transmissible and so could tax health care systems even further. In a worst-case scenario, they could also evade the protection of vaccines. Scientists are also still trying to figure out how to treat “long Covid,” a condition in which patients experience prolonged symptoms after their initial infection has passed. Meanwhile, a team of investigators from the World Health Organization is currently in China, visiting labs, hospitals and markets to look into the origins of the pandemic.Philadelphia severs ties with Covid-19 organization after controversy Philadelphia severs ties with Covid-19 organization after controversy Philadelphia severs ties with Covid-19 organization after controversy JUST WATCHEDPhiladelphia severs ties with Covid-19 organization after controversy ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Philadelphia severs ties with Covid-19 organization after controversy 02:05Read More2. Domestic extremismThe chief judge of the federal court in Washington delivered a scorching rebuke to Capitol riot suspects during a hearing, calling their actions an assault on American democracy. Chief Judge Beryl Howell also ruled that the man photographed with his feet on a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office should stay in jail as he awaits trial. The enmity and violence laid bare by the Capitol riot has continued to fracture trust among federal lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned of the enemy “within” that is threatening security, in an apparent reference to some pro-Trump Republicans. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of “trying to get me killed” with his rhetoric regarding the Capitol violence. Acting Capitol Police chief says they 'failed' during riotActing Capitol Police chief says they 'failed' during riotActing Capitol Police chief says they 'failed' during riotJUST WATCHEDActing Capitol Police chief says they ‘failed’ during riotReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Acting Capitol Police chief says they ‘failed’ during riot 02:383. Impeachment Some Senate Democrats are hoping for a swift impeachment trial for former President Trump, so Congress can get on with other measures like passing a long-awaited Covid-19 relief bill. There is only one article of impeachment to discuss — incitement of insurrection — and since lawmakers all witnessed the related events firsthand, the proceedings could move quickly. It’s also unlikely enough GOP senators will swing in favor of conviction. And those who vote to convict could face the same fate as House Republicans who voted for impeachment and are now seeing political blowback in their home states.Watch senators sworn in for Trump's second impeachment trialWatch senators sworn in for Trump's second impeachment trialWatch senators sworn in for Trump's second impeachment trialJUST WATCHEDWatch senators sworn in for Trump’s second impeachment trialReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Watch senators sworn in for Trump’s second impeachment trial 03:534. GameStopThe roller coaster week for GameStop stock continued yesterday. At one point, the stock lost more than 44% of its value after surging nearly 40%. A lot of investors are using Robinhood, a free trading app that has come under fire during this unusual episode. The company temporarily barred users from buying shares of GameStop stock, saying it wanted to protect users from market volatility. However, someone filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday against the company, saying Robinhood’s actions rigged the market against its customers. Robinhood has now eased restrictions on the stock, and GameStop shares surged 100% in premarket trading this morning.Robinhood CEO speaks to CNN after GameStop stock chaosRobinhood CEO speaks to CNN after GameStop stock chaosRobinhood CEO speaks to CNN after GameStop stock chaosJUST WATCHEDRobinhood CEO speaks to CNN after GameStop stock chaosReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Robinhood CEO speaks to CNN after GameStop stock chaos 05:495. Hong Kong The United Kingdom could welcome as many as tens of thousands of migrants from Hong Kong through a new visa program that starts this weekend. The program offers a new path to citizenship for some Hong Kongers fleeing the territory’s stringent national security law imposed last year by Beijing. Since Hong Kong is a former British colony, some residents hold British National (Overseas) passports, which were introduced in the final years of British rule. Under the new program, those with BN(O) status and their eligible family members will be able to travel to the UK to live, study and work, and eventually become eligible to settle there.See Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakersSee Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakersSee Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakersJUST WATCHEDSee Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakersReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

See Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakers 03:15BREAKFAST BROWSEInauguration star Ella Emhoff signs major modeling dealThat fabulous sparkly coat really made an impact. Kardashians give an emotional farewell in promo for final season of TV seriesAnd here we thought it would go on forever, like “The Simpsons” or something.Relive the famous Kimye proposalRelive the famous Kimye proposalRelive the famous Kimye proposalJUST WATCHEDRelive the famous Kimye proposalReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Relive the famous Kimye proposal 01:22A month after the holidays, some people are still getting Christmas packages in the mailSo, no, you’re not alone. We regret to inform you there’s a Grape-Nuts shortageTHE AGONY. An afternoon nap could improve your cognitive abilities, study saysSay no more. IN MEMORIAMCicely Tyson, an award-winning legend of the stage and screen who broke barriers for Black actresses with surpassing dignity, has died. She was 96.Cicely Tyson, pioneering actress, dies at 96Cicely Tyson, pioneering actress, dies at 96Cicely Tyson, pioneering actress, dies at 96JUST WATCHEDCicely Tyson, pioneering actress, dies at 96ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Cicely Tyson, pioneering actress, dies at 96 02:55TODAY’S NUMBER279That’s how many speeches Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat, has given on the climate change threat over the last nine years of his career. Swimming with manta rays could help save themSwimming with manta rays could help save themSwimming with manta rays could help save themJUST WATCHEDSwimming with manta rays could help save themReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Swimming with manta rays could help save them 03:32TODAY’S QUOTE”It can be difficult to face up to our failings, but that’s exactly what we have to do, if we want to improve and move forward.”Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, after the city’s police department received a harsh rebuke in a report commissioned after the police killing of Breonna Taylor. Breonna Taylor juror: There should have been more chargesBreonna Taylor juror: There should have been more chargesbreonna taylor grand juror interview charges orig mg_00001729JUST WATCHEDBreonna Taylor juror: There should have been more chargesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Breonna Taylor juror: There should have been more charges 02:25TODAY’S WEATHERWestern US storm eyes Midwest and East Coast Western US storm eyes Midwest and East Coast Western US storm eyes Midwest and East Coast JUST WATCHEDWestern US storm eyes Midwest and East Coast ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Western US storm eyes Midwest and East Coast 02:15Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYA tropical view You may not think you have 24 minutes to watch all the different birds that come to a bird feeder in Costa Rica, but the first toucan may change your mind. (Click here to view.)

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